The teaching of the Holy Quran has been made a compulsory part of the curricula of most of the schools across Pakistan for the next academic year that will start in August.
According to the details, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Punjab, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have already introduced the legislation for the mandatory teaching of the Holy Quran in their curricula. Meanwhile, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan have issued notification for implementation of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) which includes the compulsory teaching of the Holy Quran in Classes 1 through 5.
Schools in Islamabad, KP, and the Bahawalpur Division of Punjab will introduce the mandatory teaching of the Holy Quran as part of the SNC.
The schools run by the Pakistan Army, Airforce, and Navy will also follow the SNC, which entails the compulsory teaching of the Holy Quran.
Irrespective of the government directives, Sindh has not enacted any legislation in this regard and has not made a decision to implement the SNC.